When you are facing a tough road ahead and there are obstacles between you and where you want to go, remind yourself of the most basic rule of success in life:
You Do What You Have To Do, So You Can Do What You Want To Do
It ain’t sexy, but it has teeth. What it lacks in poetry it more than makes up for in utility. The greatest actor in the entire world in my view is Denzel Washington and he has stated many times that he built his career and life on this mantra. Through ups and downs, he always repeated this to himself and if his journey is any indication of the power of this bit of inner-dialogue then sign me up. If there is still time left on the clock for you to get big things done, adopting this mental foundation will ensure that you use that time well. I suspect that there is time left, but I also bet you don’t have any to waste. So Good Luck and Godspeed.